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Butternut Nikuman

Butternut Nikuman

Asian steam buns with ground pork/meat filling come with many names. It is called rou bao (肉包) in Chinese, nikuman (肉まん) in Japanese, and in Indonesia where I…

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Sekba Babi - Peranakan Pork Stew

Sekba Babi - Peranakan Pork Stew

Sekba babi is a very famous Indonesian-Chinese peranakan dish. A peranakan dish typically means that the dish that has been adapted over time and has evolved…

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Pork Stir Fry in Turmeric and Lemongrass

Pork Stir Fry in Turmeric and Lemongrass

This is a rather quick stir fry dish. I love the eye popping bright yellow color from turmeric, and I think the color contrast between the pork with bell pepper…

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Goya Chanpuru (ゴーヤーチャンプルー) - Bitter Melon and Egg Stirfry

Goya Chanpuru (ゴーヤーチャンプルー) - Bitter Melon and Egg Stirfry

Chanpuru (チャンプルー) is an Okinawan dish, meaning mixed. Surprisingly the term comes from Indonesian word campur, which of course means mixed! Among the many…

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Caramelized Pork Chops

Caramelized Pork Chops

A cross between Chinese char siew and siew yoke, this easy caramelized pork chops is one of the best ways to prepare pork chops. You will go for seconds.

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Braised Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms in Soy Sauce

Braised Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms in Soy Sauce

Braising in soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, and dashi stock is a pretty basic Japanese cooking style. You can use any combination of meat and vegetables of your…

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Siu Yuk (燒肉) - Chinese Roast Pork

Siu Yuk (燒肉) - Chinese Roast Pork

Siu Yuk (燒肉) is a famous Cantonese cuisine. And since I am raised in a Cantonese family, I practically grew up eating this all my life, ain’t I lucky? :)…

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Hong Shao Rou (红烧肉) - Red Braised Pork

Hong Shao Rou (红烧肉) - Red Braised Pork

Hong shao rou (红烧肉) is one of the most famous Chinese dish. Pork belly cubes are cooked in a combination of sugar, scallion, ginger, soy sauce, and rice wine.…

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Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

Here is my very first post on a Korean dish, kimchi jjigae, a.k.a kimchi stew. This stew is just amazingly good, especially in cold weather. If you love hot,…

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Hambaagu - Japanese Hamburger Steak

Hambaagu - Japanese Hamburger Steak

Hambaagu (ハンバーグ) is Japanese interpretation of Salisbury steak. Unlike the original Salisbury steak though, hambaagu is made with a combination of beef and…

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Kenchin Jiru - Tofu, Pork, and Vegetable Soup

Kenchin Jiru - Tofu, Pork, and Vegetable Soup

Kenchin jiru (けんちん汁) is a Japanese soup that evolves from the Buddhist tradition with a strict rule to observe vegetarian in their diet. The original soup stock…

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Buta Kaku Ni - Japanese Braised Pork Bellies

Buta Kaku Ni - Japanese Braised Pork Bellies

Buta kaku ni is braised pork belly, with a rich soy sauce and dashi-base broth, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. This is Japan's most popular pork belly dish.

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